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Alvin is a city in Brazoria County, Texas. It is part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metro Area, and has a total area of 17.3 square miles. 16.4 square miles of the area is land, and the rest is water. The city was established in the mid nineteenth century, and incorporated in 1893, making it the oldest city in the county.
Manufacturing, construction, retail trade and transportation are the major commercial activities here. The city is known for being home to Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan. There is a museum and an exhibit center dedicated to him. Public education is administered by the Alvin Independent School District, comprising a number of schools. Private schooling options are also available. For higher education, there is the Alvin Community College. Alvin Airpark Airport is the major local airport. The closest hospital is Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, located about 14 miles away, in Webster. The cost of living here 16.30% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 48 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 82.